Success and Opportunity

A Year of Dedication, Collaboration, and Expansion  …And a chance to double your contribution In fiscal 2022 SGHY expanded services by 150%, increasing the number of school partnerships from two to five as well as greatly expanding the curriculums we can offer.  Thanks to generous contributions from our individual, corporate, and union supporters we have, so far, been able to provide a wide variety of programs in 1,180 sessions in fiscal 2023(Fall 2022); but there… Continue reading

A Week of Adventure

What a Difference a Week Can Make! More than 100 under-served middle schoolers.One amazing six-day summer adventure. A lifetime of benefits. Each summer, Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth (SGHY) partners with public schools in NYC to provide under-served middle school students with the opportunity to get away from the sweltering city. For those whose families can’t afford activities like camps or vacation, experiencing a week full of firsts can be life-changing; SGHY ensures they have everything… Continue reading

Thank You for Summer Camp 2022

You Made It Happen! Six days of summer camp can be a big deal for any kid. For children whose families can’t afford activities like camps or vacation, experiencing a week full of firsts can be life-changing: swimming in a lake, holding a frog, or seeing a nighttime sky filled with stars. Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth (SGHY) coordinates and funds two yearly summer camps – Camp Zeke sleepaway the Kids of Summer day camp. This… Continue reading

Young People’s Town Hall

SGHY and Friends Produce a Young People’s Town Hall Virtually Presented on Monday, June 22nd from 4-5:30pm NYC’s youth have been through a lot recently, with so many troubling and confusing events and challenges: COVID- 19, remote learning, the murder of George Floyd, stores vandalized. But they have also witnessed many good people coming together peacefully to proclaim that Black lives matter, demand justice and build a better future.  SGHY and Friends want your City… Continue reading

This Was Summer Camp 2019

Camp Zeke Summer Camp

SGHY is so grateful to recognize the record breaking contributions to our Summer Camp program from our 2019 sponsors, the Dr. David M. Milch Foundation, the Fr. Louis Gigante Foundation, the David Richenthal Foundation, George Olsen, Esq., Henry Bulh, the United Federation of Teachers, and the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators , and hundreds of individual donors for 2019. Their support gave over 100 middle school students from our school-year programs in under-served districts… Continue reading

Here Come the Summer Camps !

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Summer Camps Rule for SGHY Middle School Students. Sophie Gerson long advocated a holistic approach to education. This includes summer camps. With scholarships for our middle school students whose families cannot afford camp we have observed truly amazing positive impact. You can see for yourself    A week at camp can last them a lifetime, with the new experiences, friendships, skills, healthy fun, self-confidence, and dreams. Our schools’ general program sleepaway camp choice has become Camp Zeke,… Continue reading

We’ve Added More Enrichment

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This year…and next, SGHY has added more enrichment Implementing Sophie Gerson’s vision, SGHY’s unique, effective program model is identifying more enrichment with the best program providers and camps to our schools. This effort brings teachers from the schools alongside the coaches and instructors to assure complete for each student’s needs. Over the past two years SGHY has supported or brought to our schools sports programs in the form of tennis, badminton, volleyball, basketball, running, field… Continue reading

This IS Rocket Science – The Podcast

Rocket Science

Columbia Space Initiative’s (CSI) all-new, in-house produced space podcast, This IS Rocket Science, created by Henry Manelski now contributes to the overall partnership between Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth and Columbia University. The first Rocket Science episode was released October 21st to Spotify, with neary weekly episodes following.  Click on the episode you’d like to hear on the media player above. In 2017 SGHY added added collaboration with Columbia University Departments of Athletics and Science, bringing… Continue reading